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Eastern Illinois Community Colleges

Including: Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail, Olney Central, and Wabash Valley
IECC offers a broad range of degree and certificate programs that can help you achieve your career goals, or you can simply take a course or two to improve your skills or explore new interests.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges includes the the District's four colleges of Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Olney Central College, and Wabash Valley College.


ERBA Newton Head Start

1306 B Fairground Avenue

Newton, IL  62448



Little Eagles Learning Center

501 S Walnut Street

Newton, IL  62448



St. Thomas School

St. Thomas School is a faithful community of people dedicated to communicating Gospel values, educating and developing the whole person, and providing opportunities for growth, thus enabling the students and staff to be of service to God, to each other, to the Church and to society.  St. Thomas School is a Catholic School, but children of all faiths are welcome.  St. Thomas School houses grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, with an average class size of 15 students.  St. Thomas School is located at 306 W. Jourdan and can be reached by calling 618-783-3517.

Newton is home to Newton Elementary, Jasper County Jr. High and Newton Community High School within the public school system. St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School is the only private school in the community. There are preschool opportunities available at three facilities in Newton: Kid's Kingdom, Giggles-N-Grace, and ERBA Newton Head Start.

Several secondary education options are available to Newton residents, including a satellite location of Frontier Community College on Jourdan Street in town and Olney Central College.

Jasper County Unit #1

Jasper County Schools provide programs and services for all students from preschool through high school. As the largest district geographically in the State of Illinois, Jasper County encompasses 460 square miles.

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